A new Adobe Systems survey of public sector employees in the fields of creative communications and design has uncovered a creativity gap between the government and private sector.
Adobe said Wednesday that 73 percent of respondents believe the government limits and undervalues creativity and only 46 percent see equality between the private and public sectors in terms of creativity.
“The creativity gap between the public and private sectors is real and presents a tremendous challenge for government, its employees and the professionals who work there,” said Jerry Silverman, principal solutions consultant at Adobe.
Silverman added that agencies need to fulfill the needs of their creative talent with tools and resources to help them produce quality communications for government.
Eighty-nine percent of respondents also believe creative communications and design aid in the delivery of services to constituents, while 95 percent say mobile technology helps public sector employees transform their design process, Adobe said.
Respondents pointed to the pace of the approval process, technology access and security concerns as barriers to a creative environment.
The company commissioned Edelman Intelligence to poll 175 public sector employees at various government levels in the U.S. and Canada to gauge their views on workplace environment, private sector competition and mobile investment.